The Yellowhead Brief
Published twice a month, the Yellowhead Brief features short-form writing and analysis on topical Indigenous issues in Canada.
THE INDIAN DEPARTMENT
NOVEMBER 2022
If You Can’t Beat Them… Join Them? The National Chief to “Indian Fighter” Pipeline
by Bruce Sakakeep
EXPLORE BY CATEGORY
Treaties, Rights & Title →
“Journacide” and the Settler Colonial Assault on Reality
by Azeezah Kanji
Imagining Urban Indigenous Sovereignty & Space Through Canadian UNDRIP Legislation
by Kanatase Horn
The Indian Department →
If You Can’t Beat Them… Join Them? The National Chief to “Indian Fighter” Pipeline
by Bruce Sakakeep
The Assembly of First Nations & the Failure of the Child Welfare Settlement Agreement
by Edward Skoden
Social Policy →
Racism and Reclamation in Daajing Giids Llnagaay (briefly known as Queen Charlotte Municipal Village)
by Michaela McGuire - Jaad Gudgihljiwah
Murdered by “Bad Luck”: Indigenous Life and Death in Canada
by Robert Houle
Indigenous Governance →
Let’s Talk about Indigenous Mental Health: Trauma, Suicide & Settler Colonialism
by Michaela McGuire - Jaad Gudgihljiwah
A New Conversation On Inuit Self Government In Nunavut | ᓄᑖᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᔅᓴᖃᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᑐᑦ ᐱᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ−ᒐᕙᒪᖃᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᖕᒥ
by Aluki Kotierk
Climate Action→
The Climate Emergency & the Colonial Response
by Eriel Tchekwie Deranger
Can We Achieve Climate Action and Reconciliation in a Post COVID World?
by Mihskakwan James Harper
Gender & Generational Justice →
Zaagi’diwin Inakinogewin | Love Law: A Policy Note For Protecting Two-Spirit, Non-Binary & Trans Indigenous Peoples
by Fallon Simard
Shaking It Off: Papal Apologies and Narratives of Exceptionalism in Canada
by Patty Krawec
Abolition & Solidarity →
Indigenous Solidarity Day: Yellowhead Resources for Renewing Relationships
by Yellowhead Institute
What The Freedom Convoy Protests Reveals About Structural Racism In Canada
by Krista Stelkia
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SOCIAL POLICY
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THE INDIAN DEPARTMENT
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ABOLITION & SOLIDARITY
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THE INDIAN DEPARTMENT
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Residential School Graves, Canada’s “Slow” Genocide & The International Criminal Court
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INDIGENOUS GOVERNANCE
JANUARY 2022
Let’s Talk about Indigenous Mental Health: Trauma, Suicide & Settler Colonialism
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